A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli. Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock' s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Don't miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, and Jerry Spinelli's latest novel, The Warden's Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out. "Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion." -The New York Times
Stargirl has moved and left everything behind: Arizona, Mica High, enchanted desert places, and Leo. He's all she can think about, and her life begins to feel like a parade of unhappy anniversaries. Then Stargirl meets her wonderfully bizarre new neighbors: Dootsie, the curly-headed five-year-old "human bean"; Betty Lou, who hasn't stepped outside her house for nine years; Charlie, who sits among the tombstones; hot-tempered Alvina, with that one glittery nail; and Perry Delloplane, the blue-eyed thief who soon lays his own claim to Stargirl's heart. In letters to Leo over the course of a year, Stargirl comes to find hope in new places: mockingbirds, donut angels, moon flowers, and the Winter Solstice. But what's life without Leo? Will he, can he, answer that one crucial question she asks every morning to the rising sun? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Siegfried. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000637/bk_lili_000637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 05/2004, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Stargirl, Autor: Spinelli, Jerry, Verlag: Random House LCC US, Imprint: Laurel Leaf, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Amerikanische Belletristik // Kinder // u. Jugendliteratur // Englische Bücher // Kinderliteratur // Jugendliteratur // Englisch // Ab 12 Jahre // JUVENILE FICTION // Social Themes // Adolescence // empfohlenes Alter: ab 12 Jahre // Jugendliche: Persönliche und soziale Themen: // außerfamiliäre // Beziehungen // Jugendliche: Liebesromane // Geschichten über Liebe und Freundschaft, Rubrik: Kinder- // Jugendromane u. -erzählungen, Seiten: 208, Empfohlenes Alter: ab 12 Jahre, Gewicht: 112 gr, Verkäufer: averdo